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8 Amazing Pregnancy Friendly Cheeses to Keep Baby Happy

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Pregnancy Friendly Cheeses

What Kind Of Cheese Can I Have While Pregnant?

All hard cheeses are safe to eat when you’re pregnant, whether they’re made with pasteurised or unpasteurised milk. These can be smoked or unsmoked and include:

  • Derby
  • Double Gloucester
  • Edam
  • Emmental
  • English goat’s cheddar
  • Gouda
  • Gruyere
  • Havarti
  • Jarlsberg
  • Lancashire
  • Manchego
  • Caerphilly
  • Cheddar
  • Cheshire
  • Parmesan
  • Hard pecorino
  • Provolone
  • Red Leicester

8 Pregnancy Friendly Cheeses

  • Lancashire Bomb
  • Old Amsterdam
  • Pecorino Romano PDO
  • Smoked Snowdonia
  • Swaledale Traditional
  • Temples Walsingham
  • Vintage Red Fox
  • Wookey Hole Cheddar PDO


Lancashire Bomb

pregnancy friendly cheeses - LANCASHIRE-BOMB

The famous LANCASHIRE BOMB is a taste explosion and must be tasted to be believed. This is a very popular Lancashire cheese due to the very creamy and full flavoured taste which leaves you wanting more. The cheese is very distinctive in appearance being a round cheese coated in black wax. Crumbly, with a moist creamy texture yet strong flavour resulting from the cheese being matured over two years. Definitely one of my favourite pregnancy friendly cheeses in the UK.

What makes Lancashire Cheese so special?

For centuries, Lancashire dairy farmers’ wives made cheese from surplus milk. On small farms, there was insufficient milk from a single day’s milking to make a block of cheese, and so each day’s milk was curdled and accumulated for several days until there was enough CURD to make a block of cheese. Two or three days’ curd of varying maturity are then blended together, giving LANCASHIRE CHEESES a distinctive character. Making a unique cheese that can sit proudly amongst all British cheeses.

Tasty Lancashire cheese is made by the same traditional method as Creamy Lancashire but is matured for longer, from 12 weeks to 24 months. It has a mature nutty taste. The LANCASHIRE BOMB or Lancashire Black Bomb is a sphere of tasty Lancashire cheese coated in black wax.

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Old Amsterdam

Old Amsterdam Preganancy Friendly Cheese

OLD AMSTERDAM is an aged Gouda cheese made from pasteurised cow’s milk. GOUDA cheese is named after the town of Gouda, situated between Rotterdam and Utrecht located in the South Holland province of the Netherlands. OLD AMSTERDAM is a smooth, firm waxy textured, slightly granular Gouda with a deep colour that is matured for around 18 months. The resulting cheese has a deep, lingering mellow flavour with hints of caramel and marmite on the palate.

This is a fabulous cheese for any cheeseboard but equally good when cooked and goes extremely well with pistachio and figs. It has won European Gold Medals.




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Pecorino Romano PDO

pregnancy friendly cheeses PECORINO-ROMANO

Pecorino is a term used to define ITALIAN cheeses made from 100% ewes’ milk. Out of the four Pecorino pregnancy friendly cheeses that have received Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, PECORINO ROMANO PDO is one of the most ancient types of cheese as well as the most famous outside of Italy. Pecorino Romano can only be made on the islands of Sardinia, Lazio and in the Tuscan Province of Grosseto. All these varieties differ slightly from each other, depending on how much they have aged.

PECORINO ROMANO PDO dates back to Roman times (as the name suggests) when it was a part of the staple diet of soldiers at war. Today, the cheese is made using pasteurised milk and traditional methods in the unique areas of origin. It is aged from 8 to 12 months resulting in a dry and granular texture and a strong taste.

Pecorino Romano PDO is generally used as a sharper alternative to PARMESAN. It is ideal for pasta and perfect with CURED MEATS and OLIVES. We suggest pairing this cheese with oiling, oaky white wines or bold Italian reds

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Smoked Snowdonia

Preganacy Friendly Cheeses - SMOKED SNOWDOWNIA

SMOKED SNOWDONIA is a mature cheddar style cheese that is naturally smoked over beechwood chippings, which allows a smokey flavour to run throughout the cheese. Slightly soft in texture, with a good full flavour that is not overbearing and retains the character of the cheese.

The Snowdonia Cheese Company was founded in 2001, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, where they continue to make their cheeses today. The company started selling their cheeses at farmers’ markets but found success almost immediately and their pregnancy friendly cheeses are now available in over 2000 locations around the UK. The high animal welfare standards at the Snowdonia Cheese Company have led to high-quality, tasty cheeses that have won medals at the International and World Cheese Awards.

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Swaledale Traditional

Preganacy Friendly Cheeses - Swaledale Traditional

SWALEDALE TRADITIONAL is made from locally sourced milk which displays the “Terroir” of the rich Swaledale meadows and pastures of Yorkshire. It is pasteurised prior to the cheese-making process and is extra matured, cloth bound and naturally rinded. SWALEDALE TRADITIONAL is based on an ancient recipe developed hundreds of years ago and has similar characteristics to a farmhouse Wensleydale, a brilliant alternative, but with softer and creamier notes and a more delicate less astringent flavour.

During the 20th century, the art of cheese making declined in Swaledale and by 1980, there was only one farm producing cheese. When the Longstaff farm stopped producing cheese, Mrs Marjorie Longstaff passed on the original Swaledale cheese process to the founders of Swaledale Cheese Company. The process has remained unchanged since the production of cheese began in 1987 and is still used in our creamery today. Finally, one of the pregnancy-friendly cheeses was favoured in Queen Victoria’s day.


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Temples Walsingham

Preganacy Friendly Cheeses - Temples Walsingham

TEMPLES WALSINGHAM is made by Mrs Temples is a Norfolk-based cheese supplier who creates handmade farmhouse cheeses. They raise their Brown Swiss and Holstein herd on the grass meadows of their farm in Wighton, Wells-next-the-sea. They use the milk to make delicious cheeses and the leftover whey and other waste to produce fertilizer for the meadows and bio-gas to power the facilities at the farm, proving they care about the environment, not just their cows. TEMPLES WALSINGHAM is an artisan pasteurised cow’s milk cheese. These pregnancy friendly cheeses are pressed and matured, with a crumbly texture and have been described as a cross between Wensleydale and Cheddar.

A good all-rounder and an absolute must-have on any cheeseboard, even when you are pregnant.

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Vintage Red Fox

Preganacy Friendly Cheeses - VINTAGE-RED-FOX-WEDGE

VINTAGE RED FOX is hand-made at Belton Farm in Shropshire by the Beckett family using a unique recipe that has been developed over many years.

VINTAGE RED FOX is a Red Leicester style cheese with a distinct crunch. It has a smooth, sweet, mellow flavour and a flaky, open texture. Like other red cheeses, Red Fox gets its colour from the flavourless dye from the South American plant Annatto.

Red Leicester-style pregnancy friendly cheeses go especially well in cheesy bread, Mac & Cheese or sprinkled over a potato gratin.

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Wookey Hole Cheddar PDO

Wookey Hole CHeddar PDO

WOOKEY HOLE CHEDDAR is a PDO Cheddar, handmade from rich local milk in Dorset and then transported to the Cheddar Gorge caves, where it is gently allowed to mature in damp, humid conditions.

Four hundred years ago there was no refrigeration and the historic Wookey Hole Caves near Wells in Somerset were the ideal place to mature cheeses. The temperature is a constant 11°C all year round, and the high humidity is also ideal to stop the cheese drying out during its maturation storage. Ashley Chase Estate in Dorset is one of the few farms where authentic handmade pregnancy friendly cheeses like this Cheddar are still produced.

WOOKEY HOLE CHEDDAR PDO is a rich, nutty, flavoursome typical CHEDDAR – perfect to enjoy with a fruity chutney and an ale.

PDO stands for “Protected Designation of Origin,” a product label established by European Union law in 1992 to protect the names of regional foods.

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